Bricks 4 Kidz – building the next generation of engineers
23 February 2018
The Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary model builds, which have all been designed by engineers, are accompanied by lesson plans which explain the concept of engineering to the children
Teaching the principles of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through LEGO® Technic, Bricks 4 Kidz will be delivering workshops to children across five locations: north and south Dublin; Co Wexford; Co Donegal; and Co Louth.
Fostering a love for engineering
It is estimated that these unique curriculum-based activities will be accessed by more than 8,000 children nationwide, thus fostering a love for engineering in children, from an early age.
The Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary model builds, which have all been designed by engineers, are accompanied by lesson plans which explain the concept of engineering to the children.
These age-appropriate workshops encourage children to estimate, observe, predict, measure and record their findings during the model construction, ultimately providing them with a memorable ‘hands on, minds on’ learning experience.
At the end of each workshop, Bricks 4 Kidz provide children with a take-home sheet for their parents, which recaps the lesson and references the new vocabulary acquired during the various activities.
With reference to Engineers Week 2018, Karl Fitzpatrick, master franchisee for Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland, said: “The popularity of STEM has grown rapidly in recent years and Engineers Week is a fantastic initiative to get boys and girls interested in these subjects.
“Ensuring that STEM is at the heart of our children’s education is essential for their development and Bricks 4 Kidz provides an exciting way for children to explore LEGO®, and with an ever-expanding network of franchisees across Ireland, it is the perfect tool for teaching children the principles of STEM.”
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